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Dickenson County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 15,490 (all rural); it was 16,395 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,077
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,244
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,525
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,269 (it was 1,207 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 332 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dickenson County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (34.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (21.5%), Retail trade (12.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dickenson County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 7,907  (51.0%)
Females: 7,583  (49.0%)
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Dickenson County,VA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Dickenson County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,153 ($23,431 in 1999)

This county:

$32,153
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $367 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $459)
This county:

$367
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $77,266 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Dickenson:

$77,266
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,107 - $133,479

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $123,729
Here:

$123,729
State:

$352,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,863
Here:

$226,863
State:

$343,400

Mobile homes: $46,107
Here:

$46,107
State:

$68,737
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $924
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284

Institutionalized population: 326

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 81
  • Thefts: 184
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 101
  • Auto thefts: 5
Dickenson County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Dickenson, VA residents
Average permit cost in Dickenson, VA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $568 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $443 (0.8%)

Dickenson County household income distribution in 2013 Dickenson County home values distribution in 2013 Dickenson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.7%
Dickenson County:

20.7%
Virginia:

11.0%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 15.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.9 years old
(Males: 43.5 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 29.1 years old, Asian residents: 43.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dickenson County is $431 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clintwood, Clinchco, Haysi.

Dickenson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Apache County, Arizona , Bedford County , Washington County, Oklahoma , Seward County, Kansas , Sumner County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.9%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 668
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 93 (30.1% naturalized citizens)

Dickenson County:

0.6%
Whole state:

12.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 132010 or later
  • 412000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 4Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.8%

Dickenson County marital status for males Dickenson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,437
  • One, attached: 71
  • Two: 46
  • 3 or 4: 76
  • 5 to 9: 107
  • 10 to 19: 163
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • 50 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 2,704

Housing units in Dickenson County with a mortgage: 1,635 (64 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,987

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dickenson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,70718
Mainline Protestant2522
Black Protestant1191
Catholic381
Other-1
None13,787-
Dickenson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Dickenson County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dickenson County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dickenson County:

9.3%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Dickenson County:

28.6%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Dickenson County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,294
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,404
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,248
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.78%
Corn for grain: 12 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Dickenson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from Dickenson County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from Dickenson County center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 23.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 06, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1655: July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1458: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • Virginia Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1406: April 02, 2002, FEMA Id: 1406, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Far Southwest Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 14, 2001 to December 09, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 2390, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2001 to August 27, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1386: July 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dickenson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Poland (25%)
  • Guatemala (22%)
  • Ecuador (13%)
  • Nicaragua (11%)
  • Ireland (6%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dickenson County


  • American (60%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Dickenson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,113 (81.7%)
  • Carpooled: 446 (11.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 42 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 118 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 82 (2.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dickenson County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Dickenson County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 256 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,640.

3.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.10% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($18,858 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($11,374 average AGI)
Dickenson County:

1.29%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wise County, VA  0.96% ($28,545 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.24% ($33,273)


4.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.60% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($22,328 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($8,751 average AGI)
Dickenson County:

1.50%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wise County, VA  0.96% ($37,977 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.39% ($48,333)
to Russell County, VA  0.26% ($32,750)
to Washington County, VA  0.26% ($48,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Dickenson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Dickenson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dickenson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dickenson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,391 (2,383 aged, 2,008 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 209 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dickenson County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (244)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (225)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (224)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (160)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (100)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (97)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (66)
  • Congestive heart failure (64)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (58)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (55)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,933
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 93
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,944

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 880
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,120
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 203.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,490
  • In family households: 12,940 (2,235 male householders, 1,924 female householders)
    3,198 spouses, 4,138 children (3,831 natural, 113 adopted, 194 stepchildren), 425 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 253 parents, 251 other relatives, 308 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,107 (1,014 male householders (951 living alone)), 935 female householders (867 living alone)), 151 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 428

Size of family households: 2,079 2-persons, 967 3-persons, 741 4-persons, 249 5-persons, 76 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,816 1-person, 130 2-persons.

1,987 married couples with children.
726 single-parent households (262 men, 464 women).

98.4% of residents of Dickenson speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $116,641,000 ($7,210 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $981,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,326,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,541,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $49,000
Federal grants: $20,802,000
Federal procurement contracts: $686,000 ($156,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,237,000 ($179,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $274,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,982,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 855
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,014
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dickenson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.23 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • 02014 or later
  • 1532010 to 2013
  • 8642000 to 2009
  • 1,2871990 to 1999
  • 1,2221980 to 1989
  • 1,7401970 to 1979
  • 4911960 to 1969
  • 5671950 to 1959
  • 4011940 to 1949
  • 7881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • 461 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 853 rooms
  • 4984 rooms
  • 1,1425 rooms
  • 1,0396 rooms
  • 8307 rooms
  • 5128 rooms
  • 3669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • 461 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 1923 rooms
  • 4284 rooms
  • 5125 rooms
  • 1536 rooms
  • 1467 rooms
  • 238 rooms
  • 189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • 56no bedroom
  • 1131 bedroom
  • 1,2082 bedrooms
  • 2,4593 bedrooms
  • 5734 bedrooms
  • 815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickenson County, Virginia
  • 46no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 7542 bedrooms
  • 5673 bedrooms
  • 484 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickenson County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickenson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dickenson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 275no vehicle
  • 1,0631 vehicle
  • 1,8272 vehicles
  • 9643 vehicles
  • 2984 vehicles
  • 935+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickenson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dickenson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 399no vehicle
  • 6241 vehicle
  • 5102 vehicles
  • 163 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.2% of Dickenson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Virginia.

Dickenson County:

93.2%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,441
  • Other state: 2,904
  • Northeast: 102
  • Midwest: 575
  • South: 2,109
  • West: 106
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dickenson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 84.0%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Coal or coke
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.0%Electricity
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.5%Wood
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 141
Here:

10.4%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

8.4%
Virginia:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dickenson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $1,498,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $669,000
    Sewerage: $70,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $19,927,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,919,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,801,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,818,000
    Police Protection: $1,675,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,346,000
    Regular Highways: $1,176,000
    Corrections - Other: $939,000
    Sewerage: $887,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $823,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $666,000
    Financial Administration: $530,000
    Central Staff Services: $435,000
    General Public Buildings: $321,000
    Libraries: $253,000
    Fire Protection: $237,000
    Parks & Recreation: $172,000
    General - Other: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $395,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $202,000
    Higher Education: $63,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,101,000

Dickenson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $870,000
    All Other: $828,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $463,000
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $973,000
    All Other: $478,000
    General Support: $35,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,266,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $822,000
    Interest Earnings: $291,000
    Rents: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,976,000
    All Other: $3,988,000
    Public Welfare: $2,783,000
    General Support: $889,000
    Housing & Community Development: $56,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,755,000
    NEC: $4,354,000
    Public Utilities: $575,000
    Total General Sales: $527,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000

Dickenson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,645,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $2,930,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,564,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $226,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,401,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,433,000
    Other, NEC: $1,692,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $212,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $529,000
    Other, NEC: $98,000

Dickenson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,345,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,433,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,099
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,055
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 874
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 390
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 522
Dickenson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Dickenson County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8268.6 years
William7272.1 years
John6270.7 years
Mary4877.0 years
Robert4168.1 years
George3872.0 years
Charles3075.7 years
Billy2360.5 years
Fred2273.7 years
Stella2077.8 years
Most common last names in Dickenson County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mullins39672.6 years
Stanley14170.6 years
Fleming11774.2 years
Rose9473.4 years
Vanover6375.1 years
Baker5471.7 years
Hill5172.7 years
Edwards4873.2 years
Sutherland4780.3 years
Yates4478.1 years
Businesses in Dickenson County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
GNC1Nike1
H&R Block1Pizza Hut1
Hardee's1Rite Aid2
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1True Value1

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"